Breaking news: Rumsfeld is resigning. I’ll be back with more coverage after I’m finished dancing the Happy Dance.
Fox News this morning:
Earlier today, a spokesman for Rumsfeld said he’d given no indication that he would step down in the wake of Democratic election gains. The spokesman said Rumsfeld would work with Congress on Iraq but added that the focus on stabilizing the country will remain the same.
Eric Ruff, the Pentagon press secretary, said he participated in meetings with Rumsfeld on Wednesday morning and heard no talk of changing war strategies or of Rumsfeld leaving his post. He said he did not know whether Rumsfeld has talked to President Bush about his future in light of the election results.
Considering that President Bush is currently live on air explaining Rumsfeld’s departure, the MSM’s a bit slow on the uptake. I, meanwhile, have not stopped cheering.
UPDATE: CNN confirms Rumsfeld is resigning.
On TV, The President just named former CIA-head Robert Gates as Rumsfeld’s replacement.
UPDATE: Wikipedia’s fast. The entry on Robert Gates already indicates he’s to be Rummy’s replacement.
UPDATE: No doubt InstaPundit will increase his coverage of this soon. Maybe he’s still sleepy from his streaming video appearance at CNN’s Blog Party last night?
UPDATE: Reader email from James C. asks if I’ll be attending Rumsfeld’s speech at Kansas State on Thursday just so I can gloat. Um, no. I’ll be staying home to trim my toenails. I also won’t be answering the door.
UPDATE: For those of you not near a TV set, here’s video of the President’s speech.
FINAL (?) UPDATE: Looks like this will be the second-to-last entry in my Rumsfeld Bites category. By gum, I already miss it.